Two landmark reports last year, the IPCC's Global Warming of 1.5 ºC and UN Environemnt's 2018 Emissions Gap report, confirmed that meeting the Paris Agreement temperature goals, and preventing future climate catastrophes, cannot happen without fast action to reduce short-lived climate pollutants. In a few days, the Climate & Clean Air Coalition will kick off our ‘Action Programme to Address the 1.5 Degree Challenge’ that will give countries a platform and roadmap to fast track action on these pollutants over the next decade.
Our first Action Programme event will take place at the UNFCCC Africa Climate Week in Accra, Ghana. Nigeria and Cote D’Ivoire, partner countries receiving support from our National Planning / SNAP Initiative, will present their plans to leverage short-lived climate pollutant mitigation actions to deliver on climate and development commitments and call on others in the region to follow their lead.
The Coalition is looking to enable further action in the region with an integrated assessment of air pollution and climate change in Africa. The 2-year assessment will provide much needed insight into emissions throughout the continent and the development benefits that integrated mitigation strategies would bring to the region. This work will be launched at the first ever Coalition Working Group meeting held on the African continent, in Nairobi, Kenya, 6-8 March.
We will continue to highlight the work of our partners in Africa and around the world, as we roll out the Action Programme in other regions. The hard work is only just beginning. Get ready for a busy and exciting year!
Asia leapfrogging to zero-tailpipe emissions to beat air pollution
State-of-the-art policies, plans, and opportunities are available for mainstreaming electric mobility in the region.
World Green Building Council joins the Coalition
Catriona Brady, Head of WorldGBC’s Better Places for People global project, outlines the role buildings play in solving the global air pollution crisis.
Air pollution is choking Bangkok, but a solution is in reach
UN Environment and the CCAC are working with agencies in Thailand to implement clean air measures that will substantially reduce PM2.5 levels.
Mongolia ramps up spending on air pollution action in 2019
Mongolia to spend over four times the annual average over the last decade on tackling air pollution.
WHO Asia-Pacific centre for environment and health to open in Seoul this year
The Centre will work towards WHO’s targets across three key areas, in line with relevant Sustainable Development Goals.
A 10-step plan for [the US] Congress to save the climate
Professor V. Ramanathan recommends actions that could have a major impact in slowing warming and coping with climate and weather extremes.
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Financing opportunities for mitigation activities after 2020
The KliK Foundation invites private organisations and government agencies to apply as partners for the procurement of ITMOs by submitting an Expression of Interest. Deadline: 1 March 2019.
Request for proposals
The Clean Cooking Alliance is seeking qualified experts to conduct a field study to provide emissions performance metrics of stove/fuel combinations and fuel consumption in homes in Haiti. Deadline: 24 March, 2019
Call for proposals: EU Global Technical Assistance Facility (TAF) for sustainable energy
The EU is launching a new global Technical Assistance Facility in response to partners’ requests and to cover existing needs for policy advice, technical assistance and capacity building in support of regulatory reforms and investments in sustainable energy.
15th EEP Africa Call for Proposals
EEP Africa is looking for applications that propose and test innovative and best practise approaches to promote gender inclusion and create opportunities for women in the clean energy sector whilst also supporting the core business objectives of the applicants. Deadline: 2 April, 2019
Thawing of Earth's '3rd pole' could affect 1.9 billion people, study says
Air pollution knocks almost one year off the average European's life: WHO
Digital Technologies Enable Methane Reduction Efforts at Scale
Fossil Fuels (Not Wildfires) Biggest Source of a Key Arctic Climate Pollutant, Study Finds
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Ethiopia and Rwanda leading the way on car-free days in Africa